Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli (left) and former top-five star Anna Chakvetadze were among this year's WTA retirees.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Several women decided to retire from the WTA this year, spearheaded by reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and former top-five star Anna Chakvetadze.
Just over a month after capturing tennis' Holy Grail -- the Venus Rosewater Dish at Wimbledon -- for the biggest win of her career, a then 28- year-old world No. 7 Bartoli stunningly called it quits back in August.
The now 29-year-old eight-time WTA titlist had simply had enough.